from heart to limb to pen

Bethany Chester, Welsh, INTJ, writer and general creative person.

I post and reblog poetry, art, quotes, interesting stuff, and sometimes random things that tickle my (slightly twisted) sense of humour.


Qiu Ying, Padiglioni tra le Montagne degli Immortali, inchiostro e colore su seta, 1550.

It was hard to push that button,
knowing it could change everything,
unsure if you’d even remember me
(though God, I used to make you laugh,
and laughter is not to be lightly discarded).

These days I’m a different person
to the girl you used to know
who jumped at the slightest movement.
The day we met, you laughed
at the accent I never knew I had
and the way I said p instead of pence.

It’s four years since I saw you last
I don’t think we said goodbye
Perhaps the memories are rose-tinted -
you could be mean sometimes, as children are -
but I’d like to think that throughout the years
some fond feeling has survived.

— 出典:You Might Be Too Cool For Me Now

 Edouard Manet - In the Conservator (1878 - 1879) (detail)


Protect autistic people but especially autistic kids and especially especially autistic kids of colour because you know they will not be treated fairly and you know people will accuse them of disrespect when all they’re doing is trying to make sense of an interaction where someone is out to attack them for no apparent reason

I believe that what we get out of life is what we’ve set ourselves up to get, so there’s no such thing as an inconsequential decision. Our destinies are the culmination of all the choices we’ve made along the way, which is why it’s imperative to listen hard to your inner voice when it speaks up. Don’t let anyone else’s noise drown it out.
— 出典:Megan McCafferty, Second Helpings
Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire — that’s how long rich old white men have been around, since before the AZTECS.
— 出典:booksgamesmovies being hella real

Eat food from farmers markets.
Drink good tea each morning.
Read books that make you feel.
Paint, even if you’re awful.
Write, even when you have nothing to say.
Sit in the fresh air outside.
Go on hikes.
Swim in lakes and wade in streams.
Sleep as long as you need.
Work hard at what you love.
Work hard at what you hate.

Love unconditionally and wholeheartedly.

— 出典:How to stay Happy   (via seulray)

(Source: fingertipss)

I spent the brittle hourglass
of fleeting teenage years
trying to find a home
under the skin of others,

solace in the swelling heat
of blood-laced lips,
a place to rest my head
in the whimper of warm flesh.

It took a long time
and several thousand miles
of heartbroken rides back
to start making a homely skeleton
of the body loaned to me from birth.

Now I tend flowers on the windowsill,
wash myself with horticultural care
and wake not with a resolute groan
but instead a timid smile,
a commute-long sigh.

In the dusty mirror of my early twenties,
I blink a morse code mantra:
You are going to be okay
You are going to be okay
You are going to be okay

— 出典:Taking Up The Hobby of Learning To Look After Yourself - Chris Lees (via northernwinedregs)


"No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just begun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beautiful one!" - C. JoyBell C.

Hello! I was meaning on telling you before but I got swamped with work, but I read your short story on readwave, Patrick, and I have to say that I really enjoyed it. The story was well done, in terms of atmosphere and tone.

Thank you very much, I really appreciate you taking the time to read my work :)


Behold my new life motto


Nepali girl.

Her eye tells so many stories.